PBA Executive Director Steve Sleeper
PBA Executive Director Steve Sleeper

In its quest to continually provide salon owners with opportunities to extend their education and keep abreast of the latest developments in the industry, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is calling for entries to its 2017 PBA Scruples Scholarship program.

Sponsored by Scruples, a manufacturer of professional haircare products that is dedicated to serving the needs of hairstylists and their clients, the program will award one scholarship of up to $1,000 to a new salon owner who has been open for fewer than 12 months as of Dec. 31, 2017 and with fewer than four stylists on staff.

The scholarship can be applied to business or technology-related education, as well as resources for the salon owner. This scholarship is not for technical education or salon equipment.

“The Professional Beauty Association strives to advance our industry through programs and initiatives that support growth and sustainability,” said PBA Executive Director Steve Sleeper. “The PBA Scruples Scholarship is one way we can help salon owners who are just starting to build their businesses access resources and tools to help them continue to build a solid foundation for their business.”

 Applicants can submit their completed application online by visiting probeauty.org/scholarships/ before Dec. 31, 2017, which is the official application deadline. All entries will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA Chair. The Scholarship funds awarded must be used in 2018. Additional scholarship terms, conditions, and eligibility rules outlined by the Professional Beauty Association Foundation can be found here.

 About Professional Beauty Association

The Professional Beauty Association is the largest and most inclusive trade organization representing the entire beauty industry. PBA exists to elevate, unify and serve the beauty industry and the professionals who improve people’s lives.

 Formed by the merger of the Beauty and Barber Supply Institute (BBSI), American Beauty Association (ABA), The Salon Association (TSA), and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA), the Professional Beauty Association is the only organization to represent the entire beauty industry. Representing nearly 2,000 beauty-centric businesses, and more than 25,000 individuals, PBA members include manufacturers, distributors, salons, spas, schools, independent practitioners, students and industry suppliers.

In addition to advocacy, PBA provides its members with opportunities to save money on events and education, and access to industry research and resources. Committed to the long-term success of the stylist and the businesses that employ and support them, PBA is focused on enhancing the professionalism of the industry and committed to helping members achieve personal and professional excellence.

For more information on membership levels and dues please visit: probeauty.org/membership.

About Scruples Hair Products

At Scruples, our mission is to empower hair professionals with smart solutions to exceed customer expectations. Everything we do is designed to help make the hair professional more successful. A family owned and privately operated company since 1983, Scruples is a professional salon brand that works to help salons and stylists save time, make more money, and stretch their artistic freedom. For more information about Scruples Hair Products, please visit: scrupleshaircare.com.

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Originally posted on Salon Today